Living in the perpetual welfare state

I don’t really know what to say here. This is just so sad. If I had to guess, I’d say it was a combination of unlimited immigration, unlimited welfare, and the stagnant economy of the socialist state:

More than 2.2 million British children – one in five – now live in households dependent on state benefits, the Government has admitted.

In areas of Manchester, Liverpool, London and Glasgow almost half of children are growing up in entirely benefit-funded homes.

Government research reveals that such children are far more likely to become benefit-dependent adults, sparking fears that a generation of unemployable youngsters is being created.

The new figures, deposited in the Commons library as MPs left for the half-term holiday, will embarrass Gordon Brown because Labour has made eliminating child poverty a key manifesto pledge.

Britain now has Europe’s highest proportion of children in workless households.

Chris Grayling, the shadow work and pensions secretary, said: “This is a shocking indictment of the Government’s failure to tackle child poverty. The fact that nearly half of children in some areas come from homes entirely dependent on benefits should bring shame to ministers.”

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  • Ymarsakar

    Our friends on the left say Americans are willing to pay more taxes to get better government services, but their migration patterns reveal the opposite. Governors would be wise to heed these interstate migration trends as they try to cope with what may be one of the worst years in recent memory for state finances. The people who tend to be the most mobile in American society are the educated and motivated — in other words, the taxpaying class. Tax them too much, and you’ll soon find they aren’t there to tax at all.

    That’s the problem with freedom, you know.

    The solution is to obviously restrict and place penalties on people moving out. Be like Berlin before the Wall fell, Book. that’s the ticket to utopia right there.